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Religion and Politics

Team Leader: Dr Dwayne Ryan Menezes – Director

The Religion and Politics division primarily undertakes research that promotes the freedom of religion and belief internationally. In addition, it explores the relationship between religion and violence, both discrimination against religious groups and violence perpetrated in the name of religion. It also monitors the rise of religious fundamentalism and is constantly on the search for best practices in inter-religious cooperation.

Reflections and Projections – Human Security Issues in 2018 and 2019

With the first month of 2019 already concluded, the triumphs and shortfalls of 2018 appear increasingly distant, with new issues and priorities quickly taking their place. However, with many governments only recently returning to full function after their New Year breaks, now is an opportune time to reflect on the year that was and contemplate what lies ahead for 2019.

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